I pity inanimate objects, because they can't move. From specks of dust to paperweights. Is a tree as a rocking horse an ambition fulfilled? And is the sawdust jealous?
This was a song from Godley and Creme (ex-10cc), from the album "Freeze Frame", somewhere at the end of the 80s. My must favoured LP (you young ones: ask your dad what's that about). The song always keeps humming in my mind. Like G&C say in the song: I worry about these things.
Tina Turner in concert: yesterday evening in Cologne. Fantastic. I can only wish for her energy when I will be lucky enough to reach 69. Here she hovers meters above the crowd on a long footbridge while performing "nutbush citylimits" and running around on stiletto shoes. Below: "private dancer"
Tina Turner in concert, in Keulen, gisteravond. Geweldig. Boven "nutbush city limits" en onder "private dancer"
My first entry to the moleskine exchange 58. A group of artist around the world each start with a japanese fold sketchbook. And sent it to the next in the list, who adds a drawing and sends it to the next. There are 7 people in my group, from Russia, USA, Canada and Peru. Obviously, my drawing is an impression from my home town; I'll send it to Moscow tomorrow.
Mijn eerste tekening voor de moleskine exchange. Een groep van 7 tekenaars start elk met een japans tekenboekje en stuurt dat naar de volgende, die er weer iets bijtekent. Dit was mijn eerste tekening met als thema: "de rondreizende moleskine"
Snow and frost. I drew this picture on a bend in the road near Moulingen (Belgium) early this morning; by the time I finished my hands and feet were freezing. Frost at last, it was -20 last night. Vrieskou en sneeuw: na zoveel jaar weer een keer. Deze schets gemaakt op de Maastrichterstraat in Moulingen. Brrrrr...
I visited the museum of modern art in Cologne together with my daughter, Rianne. A small drawing inspired by the paintings of Philip Guston, an artist apparently well known in the 60-70s. I didn't know him, but Marty on Skineart pointed me to him.
Bezoek aan Keulen, museum voor moderne kunst. Tekening geinspireerd op werk van Philip Guston.
Personally I'm not a Hundertwasser fan. I find his designs to be too noisy for my taste. But last monday I visited "Childern's valley" in Valkenburg (my 17-year old son Mart volonteerd to work there for a day). It's a holiday house for physically and mentally handicapped childeren and their parents. I was really impressed, not only at the architecture, but also on the joy of the children and the determination of the personnel. We take too much for granted.